Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

**The giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Julie P.!! Enjoy your new Canopy Green mixer!!**

Welcome back to Day 2 of Fall Cookie Week!

As you may have guessed from the title of this post, you’re not just getting a cookie recipe today. Because of this deliciously fun week, I thought it was only appropriate to have a little giveaway, too. Plus, it’s been ages since I’ve had a giveaway on IBC, so I figured it was about time.

First, let’s talk cookies. Then I’ll share the details of how you can win a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer.

Since fall is upon us and we are officially in Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything Season, I chose these Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies for today.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Nothing makes me happier than a soft sugar cookie with icing. Throw pumpkin into the mix and I’m in heaven. So, when I saw this recipe from Lauren’s Latest, I knew I had to give it a try with a few IBC tweaks.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

This particular recipe is so simple to make. One thing to remember, though, is that you don’t want to over bake the cookies. Keeping these babies in the oven for just the right amount of time is the secret to their soft texture.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Also, as you might notice, there are several fall spices in these cookies. Make sure to include them all. As I discovered (and have mentioned here before) with pumpkin baking, you really need this blend of spices to get a vibrant pumpkin flavor. Trust me on this one.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

And that’s it, friends. You can find the recipe below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Here's what you will need:
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs

For the Glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons half & half (or milk)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and spices; set aside. In another large bowl, beat together the butter, oil, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla, and eggs. Mix until smooth. Then, slowly mix in the dry ingredient until completely incorporated.

Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop, place the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silicone baking mat). Use a glass to flatten the dough to about 1/2 inch thick. (If the dough sticks, press the bottom of the class in granulated sugar before flattening the dough.) Bake for 8-9 minutes.

Once baked, transfer the cookies to a cutting board to cool.

While the cookies cool, prepare the glaze. Whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. If your glaze is too thick, add more milk. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Once the cookies are cool, use a spoon and spread glaze over top of each cookie. Let the glaze harden before serving or packing away.


Yum! Delicious bite-sized pumpkin goodness. I could snack on these all fall!

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Okay, now it’s time for you to enter to win a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer* in your choice of color. As usual, I’ll be using Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway because it makes the process super easy. The widget will appear below; just give it a few seconds to load. If you want to watch a video or read more about how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, click here. 
All right, let’s do this!

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. (Those viewing this in an email or blog reader will need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here. The widget may not appear if you are on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.) Again, please allow a few moments for it to appear. Simply answer the question in the widget to be entered to win this fabulous prize! Bonus entries are available for following along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and BlogLovin’. This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. It will end on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:59PM. The winner will be randomly selected and announced at the top of this post shortly after the giveaway closes.

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While comments below are always appreciated, you must use the Rafflecopter widget above to be entered to win. Good luck, everyone!

I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for Day 3 of Fall Cookie Week!

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*This giveaway is not sponsored. It’s just my way of saying thanks for reading IBC.
It is available to readers worldwide. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and announced at the top of this post.


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  • Christina at

    EVERYTHING! I’ve never had one and I just know it would be the best thing ever.

  • arden Schumann at

    OH if I won this incredible mixer, I would make the most luscious pumpkin cake with drizzled sugar Icing. Ummmm

  • Brittani at

    I would love to win this I never win anything and it would get a good use!!!!

  • Libby at

    Scruptious sounding cookies!!! Can’t wait to try them.

  • Pat@Back Porch Musings at

    These cookies look absolutely delicious! I know my family would love them!

  • Stephanie T at

    I can’t stand pumpkin pie, but I love everything else pumpkin….cookies, bread, cupcakes, roll. Yummy!

    p.s. Does your contest end Oct. 28th, or Sept. 28th?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oops! September. Sorry about that! It’s been corrected. Thanks for pointing that out.

      xo Michael

      • Alexandra Cohen at

        Also, does the contest end at 11:59 am or pm today? The countdown shows till am but it is stated that the contest ends at 11:59 pm (which makes sense since it’s a minute before the next day, usually when a contest ends). Not sure if people will be able to enter past noon today!

      • Alexandra Cohen at

        P.S. I’m eastern time!

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Thank you for pointing that out! It’s been adjusted.

        xo Michael

      • Alexandra Cohen at

        Np! Might have just decreased my chances though :/ lol

  • Betsy Barnes at

    If I won a KitchenAid Mixer, the very first thing I would make would be a German Chocolate cake from scratch. I also would love to try and make bread, we’ll about that one. 🙂

  • Michele @ Flavor Mosaic at

    These cookings look amazing! I want one right now. If I won that new KitchenAid Mixer I would make a Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake.

  • Mika at

    looking forward to trying these & the rest of the new recipes on here! So glad I found this blog(:

  • Stefanie at

    I guess I really have to try these cookies.
    I normally only use pumpkin for soups etc. So I think it#s time to try some sweet variations.


  • Carolsue at

    I would make Chocolate Caramel Pecan Souffle Cake

  • Shayne at

    Anything pumpkin is a winner in my book. Make it a cookie and I am doubly excited! Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

  • Patty Schultz at

    I love to bake, and can’t wait to try some new recipes!

  • girlfromwva at

    recipe sounds delish!!!! will have to try it! thanks for having another awesome giveaway!

  • Tracy at

    I want to make everything. They all sound delicious!

  • Debra White at

    Not a fan of pumpkin, but these sound delicious. Maybe I could make them for my son-in-law, he loves pumpkin.

  • Catherine at

    Oh, I can’t wait to break out the pumpkin cheesecake bars now! These cookies look so good, I will have to try them too.

  • Elle at

    I’m lovin’ FCW! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Lynda M. at

    Love a soft pumpkin cookie and these look delish! Just curious, do you prefer this recipe over the Frosted Pumpkin cookies you posted last year? I can’t decide which recipe to try first!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That is a TOUGH question. However, as much as I do love this recipe, I have to go with last years. But, in all fairness to these cookies, the ones last year were more like the top of a cupcake – not a cookie. Ha! Either way, you can’t go wrong. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Meg at

    These cookies look fabulous — and I’m definitely all about the pumpkin at this time of year! Though I tend to like crispy treats the best, who can resist the allure of a soft-baked cookie once in a while? 🙂

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